Programme

The Manufacturing Technology Centre, Coventry, UK 



BINDT Composites Workshop Programme
 Thursday 23 March 2017
09.30-10.00Registration and coffee
10.00-10.15
Welcome and introduction to the workshop
Professor R Smith, on behalf of BINDT
10.15-10.45
Overview of potential for NDT of automotive composites   
Professor R Smith, University of Bristol
10.45-12.00
Session 1: Motorsport, sports cars and supercars
10.45-11.05
30 years of composites and NDT in Formula OneB O'Rourke, Williams F1
11.05-11.25
Composite NDT requirements in sports cars (Audi/Lamborghini)
J O Endrerud, DolphiTech
11.25-11.45
Coffee break
11.45-12.00
Discussion
12.00-13.00
Session 2: Regulation, insurance and repair
12.00-12.20
Regulatory NDT requirements for composites on public roads
R Whiting, HORIBA MIRA
12.20-12.40
Insurance and repair requirements for NDT of composites   
A Hooker, Thatcham Research
12.40-13.00
Discussion
13.00-13.40
Lunch
13.40-15.00Session 3: High-volume challenges
13.40-14.00
The move to lightweight designs – NDT challenges
G Davies, Jaguar Land Rover
14.00-14.30
The challenge for NDT of affordable composites
P Gallen, The National Composites Centre
14.00-14.30
HMV Catapult: 'High-Efficiency Preforming' project
R Saunders, The MTC
14.30-14.40
Discussion
14.40-15.00
3D non-destructive characterisation of preformed composites
Professor R Smith, University of Bristol
15.00-16.00
Session 4: Breakout session
15.00-16.00
Themes:
  1. Skills demand (led by B Thornton, The National Composites Centre)
  2. Production line rapid inspection (led by G Davies, Jaguar Land Rover)
  3. Offline NDT cell detailed inspection (led by P Gallen, The National Composites Centre)
  4. In-service inspection and repair (led by Dr R Freemantle, Wavelength NDT).
16.00-16.40
Afternoon tea with sandwiches, etc
16.45-17.15
Feedback from breakouts
Scribe: Professor R Smith
17.15-18.00
Session 5: Panel session
Chair: Professor R Smith
  Scribe: Dr R Freemantle
17.15-18.00
NDT requirements
Panel: P Gallen, A Hooker, B O'Rourke, G Davies and B Thornton
18.00Close


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